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Posted on: January 7, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Pitt County Offering First COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for Ages 75+

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Pitt County Health Department will offer the COVID-19 vaccine by appointment only to individuals who are 75 years old or older on Monday, January 11, 2021.  Due to a limited supply of the vaccine, this will be a one-day only clinic with plans for additional clinics to follow as more vaccine is received. Monday’s clinic will be held at the Pitt County Cooperative Extension Auditorium located at 403 Government Circle, Greenville, NC.

 

Walk-Ins will not be served. Appointments for Monday’s clinic can be made by calling the Pitt County Health Department COVID-19 Hotline at 252-902-2300 and selecting Option 4. Due to an overwhelming call volume, individuals may need to call multiple times before reaching an operator. Messages requesting appointments will not be returned. Individuals will be expected to park their cars and enter the building to receive the vaccine. Individuals will also be required to stay onsite up to 30 minutes after receiving the vaccine to be monitored for any potential allergic reactions.

 

Individuals who have received the flu, pneumonia or any other vaccine within the past two weeks should not make an appointment for Monday’s clinic. These individuals should wait to receive the vaccine after this two-week period has passed. Anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 10 days should wait until they have met the criteria to discontinue isolation before being vaccinated. For more information, visit the CDC at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html .

 

The Pitt County Health Department is following the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Service (NC DHHS) mandated  vaccine distribution schedule and is currently only vaccinating individuals who fall within the NC DHHS highest risk categories.  Only individuals age 75 and older will be served at this clinic. Proof of age will be required. Individuals should bring a document that states their name and date of birth to their appointment.

 

The Health Department is also collaborating with Vidant Medical Center to ensure that individuals age 75 and older have the opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. Vidant Medical Center will soon release information regarding additional plans to serve this population.

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